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I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. During my time there I completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Cornell University along with multiple semesters of research with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). I began graduate work at Virginia Tech and in 2014 I defended my thesis entitled “Electrical Characterization of Ruthenium Dioxide Schottky Contacts on GaN” and successfully obtained my M.S. in Electrical Engineering. Upon completion I was awarded the Bradley Research Fellowship and continued my work in pursuit of a PhD in Electical Engineering at Virginia Tech. I’m currently working to fabricate and characterize high power Gallium-Nitride devices including Schottky diodes, PN Diodes and HFETs for use in high power inverters and converters.
Thin-film GaN Schottky diodes formed by epitaxial lift-off Summary of the paper [In progress] Parameter Extraction of Oxidized Ni/Au and Ni-Only Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCOs) on n-Type GaN Schottky Barrier Diode with Bias Dependence Barrier Height and Ideality Factor at Different Temperatures Summary of the paper GaInN/GaN Solar Cells with Ni/Au Schottky Electrodes Summary of the paper Heteroepitaxial Ge MOS Devices on Si Using Composite AlAs/GaAs Buffer Summary of the paper Electrical Characterization of Ruthenium Dioxide Schottky Contacts on GaN Summary of the thesis GaInN/GaN – Ni/Au Transparent Conducting Oxide Schottky Barrier Solar Cells Summary of the paper Paper-based capacitive mass sensor Summary of the paper Using Near-Field Holography to Investigate Super Hydrophobic Surfaces Summary of the paper